Pity Saint Melania? She’s Complicit
‘Classy’ ‘til the end, just like her husband: Melania Trump’s disappointing break with tradition:
[…]Understandably lost in the morass of the horrifying things that have happened leading up to Joe Biden’s inauguration is something that did not happen. Melania Trump will become the first modern first lady not to invite the woman who will replace her to the White House for a walk-through of the private living quarters on the second and third floors.[…]
[…]this tradition has long been one of the first lady’s many unwritten obligations. And Melania Trump has discarded it.
It’s perhaps unsurprising that Melania Trump has flouted a social norm of her position. Every one-term president — and his wife — have felt the sting of defeat, but unlike her husband, none of them have refused to accept the election results.[…]
Some people have argued that Melania Trump’s total disinterest in the position of First Lady, her swatting Trump’s hand away on multiple occasions, and the faces she sometimes makes all indicate that she’s secretly ‘on our side’, part of the Resistance, or secretly somehow a heroine. In truth, Melania is and has always been on no one’s side but her own:
“I’m working … my a** off on the Christmas stuff, that you know, who gives a f*** about the Christmas stuff and decorations? But I need to do it, right?”
She continued, “OK, and then I do it and I say that I’m working on Christmas and planning for the Christmas and they said, ‘Oh, what about the children that they were separated?’ Give me a f****** break. ‘
[…]Public opinion of Trump as she leaves is dramatically below that of her most recent predecessors. According to a CNN/ORC poll in January 2017, Michelle Obama departed the White House with a 69% favorable rating.[…] Hillary Clinton will also beat Trump as a better liked first lady. In a November 2000 CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll, just prior to Clinton’s exit, her favorable number stood at 56%, fourteen percentage points higher than Trump.
It’s unsurprising that Saint Melania the Mottled should go out just like her husband, petty, spiteful, and raging til the end.
Edward Gorey: The screaming monotony of her duties at Wormwarp Hall, was, perhaps, alleviated by the machinations above hinted at, temptations, and working of miracles.
Her supernatural triflings, were without exception, of ruinous order.